Make Your Gunshots Sound Better

TFLAward-winning filmmaker duo The Film Look are masters of simple tricks to inject life to your filmmaking.

In their latest video production tutorial, they bring you a simple technique to make your gunshot sound effects feel more realistic, using just your video editor.  No need for any special sound effects software.

If you’re a filmmaker, and interested in expanding your film production skills, I’d recommend you check out the The Film Look:  Two filmmakers, Rob & Rich, try to tackle what it takes to make a movie.  A YouTube show dedicated to teach indie filmmaking techniques; from script to screen.

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Pete Lutz: The “Pulp-Chaser”

Texas-based audio drama writer & producer Pete Lutz is a self-proclaimed king of “making radio drama on no budget whatsoever”.  (Tongue firmly in cheek as he adjusts his crown.)

Considering producing audio drama involves finding a troop of acting talent, recording (ideally together) with quality microphones, sourcing/creating fitting music and sound effects, and hours upon hours of writing, editing and promotion…  That’s a pretty noble claim to make.

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Nick Wommack, left & Pete Lutz, right.  Photo by George Tuley/Corpus Christi Caller-Times


Pete learned a great deal of his craft from listening to the masters: the creators of Old-Time Radio programs aired decades before he was born.  Even his stories come from that era, for the most part, or are inspired by them.

“Back before any of you lot wuz born, eh? Well, ‘ere wuz summat called radio, eh?”

[Cue dramatic fanfare music…]  Ladies and gentlemen, he’s the man with a face for radio, and more radio than you can face…  Mr. Pete Lutz!

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Northern Bear Films – the Building Blocks of Video Production

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Hello, Creatives!  Our latest series of blogs comes from the lovely folk at Northern Bear Films, an award-winning creative film & media company, focused on creating and sharing entertaining stories.

Since launching in 2012, Aman, Jerome & the team have delivered projects for local to national brands, including names such as The National Trust, Creative England, and the British Film Institute.

Today, the basics – a very building-blocks approach to video production;
from the ground up, with or without a budget.

What is video production?

Northern Bear.jpgVideo is a great way to capture audience attention and convey the message in a short period of time, but have you ever wondered the different stages and the work that goes behind the scene before you see the polished product?

Here are the 3 main steps you need to consider if you are looking to create video content:

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Powerful Pitching & Top-Notch Networking – Ep. 22 of 99% Perspiration

Hello, Creatives!

Joanna Makepeace-Woods knows a thing or two about powerful pitching.  She gained her previous role, Talent Development Manager at the University of Sunderland, through pitching it to the staff there.  They were so impressed, so inspired, that they devised the role specifically for Joanna, and she’s been there ever since.

Click here to listen to Joanna Makepeace-Woods on 99% Perspiration

Click here to listen to Joanna Makepeace-Woods on 99% Perspiration

Now, Joanna is the Employability Manager with the university’s Arts, Design and Media faculty, and works with graduates and students to get them into the workplace.  She understands well the importance of networking, and getting your name out there.

“It’s a great feeling to know that you’ve opened a door for yourself…  You might be dying inside, but you’ve done it!”

I’ve listened to your feedback – some of you told me you wanted to hear more from people who help develop creatives, rather than just from creatives themselves; and Joanna Makepeace-Woods is just that person.

“It’s difficult, but I think you have to make time, even if it’s just an hour a month that you schedule in your diary, to touch base with people.”

Joanna also worked in multiple TV roles, mostly in the production office, so episode 22 of 99% Perspiration should be particularly interesting if you’re interested in getting more stuck in with TV.

“If you can concisely talk about something that you’re doing, people get it.  If you can do it in 30 seconds, they get it in 30 seconds.”

And until next time,

Stay productive, stay awesome!

Episode 17 – New Paths

Hello creatives!

Episode 17 was one of those late night jobs. It took a few days to get the pieces together, but I’ve made it! Been a busy month for me this month.

Basically, I’ve found myself in a new temporary job working with ArtWorks-U, and a central part of my role is producing/presenting a new weekly radio broadcast/podcast called ArtyParti.

More news to follow, lots to update you on…

But first…

On Episode 17 of 99% Perspiration:

After 30 years working in a non-creative industry, Diane Gray now manages the community radio station Hive Radio, based in Jarrow, UK. In 2014, Diane won the silver Charles Parker Prize for her radio documentary; and is now working on radio drama alongside her role at Hive.

Diane Gray

Click here to hear Diane Gray on 99% Perspiration

Richi Jones is a singer/songwriter, and music production student based in the Midlands, UK. This year, Richi won the well-recognised national Open Mic competition, and he’s currently working on his new EP.

Richi Jones

Click here to listen to Richi Jones on 99% Perspiration

 

Stay productive, stay awesome!